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Tackling energy poverty with technology

We are working with international development charity Practical Action to use technology to challenge poverty in developing countries.

Through technology, Practical Action enables poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions to transform lives. This is a symbiotic relationship where Practical Action can identify the solutions required for poor communities and we can provide the components and tools.

During 2016, we supported Practical Action in their proposal for UK Aid Match, a government initiative to provide grants to UK-based NGOs for poverty reduction projects in developing countries.

We also helped raise awareness of their project in Bangladesh, Pumpkins Against Poverty, by designing a pumpkin in our DesignSpark Mechanical 3D CAD tool and sharing the results, both with our engineering community and through Practical Action’s education programme.

Introduction to DesignSpark

An introduction to DesignSpark, our online design community and resource centre for engineers.